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7 Popular Airbnb Listings and How They Do It

7 Popular Airbnb Listings and How They Do It

Among numerous Airbnb Listings around the globe, travelers prefer unique residences that additionally inspire their sojourn. What distinguishes the most popular and most attractive short-term rentals on Airbnb is a creative signature combined with an authentic imprint of the destination. These listings not only reflect the historical and cultural heritage of their surroundings but also imbue modern spirit within centuries-old walls.
Here are Five Popular Airbnb Plus Listings, all hold the Superhost title, and each of them is unique in their own way.

7. Boho Chic Loft in Prague

 

This chic apartment located in the heart of Prague’s Old City bursts with creativity. Exposed beams and bricks, hanging plants, and industrial-chic metal chairs create a stylish, bohemian ambiance.

6. Authentic Renaissance Charm in the heart of Florence

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/11629835

Located in the building built in the Renaissance Period,  this exquisite apartment lets you experience the authentic Florence. The apartment is an elegant museum- like fusion of old and new, featuring many original elements from hundreds of years ago that have been retained and restored.

 

5. Modern Apartment in Vaðlaheiði near Akureyri, North Iceland

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1083329?location=Europe

This is one of the apartments in Villa Lola, located in the exclusive residential area of Vaðlaheiði near Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The apartment offers a quiet and incredibly relaxing atmosphere in the beautiful Scandinavian Style with plenty of opportunities to Hygge. Furthermore, winter time brings Spectacular Aurora Borealis views from the balcony while summertime allows you to enjoy fascinating midnight sun.

4. Rustic Abode in the Center of Barcelona

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/272282?location=Europe&s=lqicCL0a

Beautiful, unique apartment, decorated with a lot of style and authenticity is a perfect place to discover the Barcelona’s relaxed vibe. Rustic Mediterranean ambiance inspires tranquility and easy going attitude.

3. Palatial Home in Beautiful Barcelona

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/1098894?adults=1&children=0&infants=0

A completely different residence in Barcelona offers a royal experience.  Perfect to indulge with a glass of champagne and sink into a plush velvet sofa while taking in the luxurious ambiance of this exquisite apartment. Chandeliers, fireplaces, rich textures, and bold metallic accents, high ceilings, and floor tiles evoke the regal elegance of urban 19th-Century Style.

2. Sunny and Stylish Duplex in Bordeaux

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/13340713?location=Europe&s=lqicCL0a

Located in the middle of Bordeaux, in a classified 18th building, this newly decorated apartment skillfully blends modern living with historical features offering comfort and relaxation..

1. Charming Budapest Apartment in the Heart of the City

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/9108378?location=Europe&s=lqicCL0a

This stylish studio apartment, located in the heart of the city in Budapest, has been recently renovated for the short-term rent purpose. As a result, lots of warm wooden elements and creative solutions guarantee an enjoyable stay.

5 Tips to Make Your Airbnb Listing Stand Out

5 Tips to Make Your Airbnb Listing Stand Out

If you are considering getting into the highly competitive market of Airbnb, you are probably aware of the fact that this venture will require a great deal of your time and effort. However, to get the most of your property and set it up for the success from the start, here are five tips for making your listing stand out in the crowd.

Focal Feature

Just one bold feature in the room like a mural or a unique chandelier adds visual interest and attracts views to your listing. If you have a blank wall that craves attention or existing architectural features that need to be highlighted, consider wallpaper. Wallpaper gives your space a visual depth and is the perfect decorative tool for an instant makeover. When used as a focal point, wallpapers or murals will steer the attention from other, fewer attractive details. In the sea of wallpaper types, the vinyl wallpaper is an excellent choice for short-term rentals as it is durable, allows for easy maintenance (wet wiping), and can be used in bathroom and kitchen areas.

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Function, Function

Good design is not only how things look, but also how they work. From the moment your guests enter the apartment to the moment they leave, make sure everything in the apartment is working and allows for a pleasant and relaxed stay. Beautiful art and top of the range kitchen equipment will not make such an impression if your Wi-Fi is weak, there’s no place to hang wet towels, or the power outlets are not easily accessible.In small apartments, use multi-functional furniture like a coffee table with a storage unit for magazines and brochures, a storage ottoman to store extra blankets   and, of course, a sofa bed.

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Lighting Matters

A great Airbnb experience is a result of many factors; however, good lighting makes all the difference. Proper lighting sets the right mood and creates a comfortable ambience, while bad lighting can diminish the feeling of comfort.  Invest in proper up-to-date lighting and change the old fixtures.  Replace all bulbs with LED bulbs; they are economical, energy saving and provide excellent illumination.  Attach some LED ribbons under the upper cabinets in the kitchen, for example, or in the hallway to illuminate the night path. Your guests cannot easily navigate your place in the dark, so night lights provide an extra safety feature and make beautiful atmospheric light. In the sleeping area, simple indirect lighting or dimmers will help in setting a soft, relaxing atmosphere.

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Make it Sparkling Clean

Presenting a neat, uncluttered and meticulously clean apartment, especially bathrooms, in your photo gallery and providing the same experience when the guests arrive is a sign of a professional approach and a dedicated host. While you can occasionally get away with some things, uncleanliness will leave a bad mark on your performance.

Your Performance

Once you get the guest’s attention with attractive photos, your performance as a host will be the next deciding factor to book your listing among others. A great way to always be on top is to work your way into becoming a Super Host. Super Hosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.  Becoming a Super Host will filter you in the sea of listings and increase your turnover. To become a Super Host you are required to respond promptly to guests, keep your place neat, clean, and welcoming, and be a great host during their stay- every single time.

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5 Innovative Ways to Find Modern Furniture

5 Innovative Ways to Find Modern Furniture

Furniture and innovation do not often go together in people’s minds. For hundreds of years, furniture design has been limited by the immediate practicality facing any furniture design: does it work? Although it seems like furniture stays the same, if you study the history of furniture, you will see changes in furniture design that exploded with the integration of new materials and manufacturing processes in the 1950s.

While mid-century modern significantly changed the approach to furniture, furniture shopping has not followed the internet revolution as quickly as other shopping systems. That is because it is hard to answer the fundamental question to furniture design online: does it work?

Although the increase in quality and affordability through internet marketing has taken time to create innovative furniture shopping, the last few years have seen modern innovators shake the furniture economy. Here are 5 innovative ways that furniture shoppers can find modern furniture.

Online, Direct to Consumers

The fundamental question is often answered through show rooms, word of mouth, and money back guarantees. Since shipping times and systems have become more reasonable across the globe because of Amazon’s delivery systems, people are now willing to trust online furniture stores to deliver furniture direct to their home. This means that consumers are able to find and choose designer furniture at an affordable price and without making specific trips to the designers’ showrooms.

Create Relationships with Furniture Designers

Whether finding artisans and designers on your own or using a site like North Hem to follow designers you enjoy, the modern relational economy means people can build relationships with their favorite furniture designers wherever they are on the globe. Love Japanese ceramics? Check out our dinnerware items and save yourself a trip to the Japanese manufacturing center.

Fulfilment and global shipping are part of modern furniture shopping. Savvy customers build relationships with their favorite artisans, whether direct or through an intermediary like North Hem.

Garage Sales

This innovative method for finding furniture is not new by any means. But, there are ways to make garage sale shopping more innovative. Mobile technology means that you are able to check furniture on site if it’s a designer you are not familiar with. You can look up the approximate cost of rehabbing used furniture before you commit to buy a designer brand that has been lovingly used.

Design Your Own

Whether you use ancient and timeless techniques to create wood furniture or find a 3D printer to create your space age designs, innovators always understand the joy of do-it-yourself projects. Yes, this is often more expensive in time and supplies than purchasing from an online furniture store, but sometimes innovation is about the joy of doing, not the affordability or quality.

Follow Bloggers in the Know

Finally, innovative furniture shoppers will take the time to read, engage, and follow other innovators in the field. Whether that is furniture review blogs, online stores that source modern furniture direct from the designer or following designers themselves.

With patience, a budget, and an internet connection, modern shoppers can find some of the best designer furniture that the 21st Century Provides.

4 Astonishing Scandi Bathrooms

4 Astonishing Scandi Bathrooms

Natural woods, open spaces, geometric shapes, these are all parts of modern Scandi design that can make a bathroom really stand out from the ordinary. The following are examples of bathrooms that really showcase different aspects of Scandinavian design.

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Spa-Like Scandi Bathrooms

The wood and glasswork in this bathroom really make it feel like you are in a spa. While thinking about toilets is not the most inspiring design, it is necessary for private bathrooms because space demands that all your privy activities are done in the same room. This bathroom took the toilet into consideration in creating a glass enclosure that still feels a part of the room, is affordable to install, and keeps unwanted smells from the bath and shower.

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Make Use of Tight Spaces

Technically a shower, this bathroom really showcases hot to get the best use out of tight spaces. Although intimate in space, it feels like a place to really wind down after a long day’s work or gain inspiration in the morning under the oversize shower head.

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Scandi and Mid-Century Fusion Bathrooms

Traditional black and white square tile makes this bathroom feel like a cross between Scandi and mid-century modern design. The hot water piping to the towel rack is an ingenious way to ensure you have a warm towel ready after stepping out of the bath or shower.

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Extreme Minimalist Scandi Bathroom

This bathroom is at once inspiring and a little overwhelming. The minimal colour-scheme on the walls contrasts nicely with the bold fittings in both black and copper. The wood shelf under the sink and the wood stool by the bath add a nice texture and the large bath is a place you could easily lose yourself in.

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8 Astonishing Bathroom Makeovers

 

The Many Uses for Mid-Century Modern Design

The Many Uses for Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-century modern design and furniture is one of our favourite objects of discussion at North Hem, and this post looks at different ways an interior designer can use mid-century modern principles and products within a home.

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Colourful Minimalism

This living room shows the delightful colours and minimalism that can be found in mid-century modern design. While a Scandi modern look has neutral tones and sedate colours, mid-century modern is not afraid to put a lime green chair in the middle of the room, as long as the rest of the décor is more sedate and minimalist.

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Comfort and Style

Good mid-century modern design incorporates other design elements into a room, seeking to craft style and comfort into a positive experience. In mid-century furniture, comfort is a key part of the most important utilitarian pieces in a room. You wont find rock hard couches in a mid-century living room. Any place a bottom sits is a place where comfort reigns supreme.

Throughout the rest of the room, the open spaces, unique materials, and fresh tones of mid-century design provide the aesthetic style to accompany the mid-century modern feel.

Asian and Scandi Fusion

Msid-century modern and modern Scandinavian often get confused for each other, but there are differences between them, both subtle and significant differences. Subtle: Scandi uses more woods in furniture and less cozy fabrics. Large difference: Scandi design focuses on neutral colours and natural wood tones over the modern plastics and vibrant colours of mid-century modern.

But, both Asian design and Scandi design work well in fusion with mid-century modern.

Commercial and Residential Crossovers

Because of the utilitarian nature of much mid-century modern furniture, it is easy to use residential furniture in a commercial space and vice-versa. The simple and elegant shapes of mid-century modern design work well as set pieces in an office, coworking space, or waiting area. On the other hand, the open layouts of commercial spaces work well in a home to incorporate mid-century modern principles.

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Embracing Autumn in Australia

Embracing Autumn in Australia

Autumn is a great time of year for external decorating. Cooler temperatures make for comfortable days in the open, ripe produce provides a great backdrop for decorating, and there are still enough nice days in the week to plan time outside.

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Colourful Autumn

Colour your porches, windows, doors, and other outside areas with pumpkins, decorative corn, and tree foliage. These colours will define how your house and landscaping looks for autumn. Whether using real foliage or themed prints on throw pillows and blankets, a tasteful autumn colourful design will both increase the beauty of your home’s exterior without taking away from the look because of too much clutter.

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Outside Festivities

Plan some great outside festivities for autumn. As days get shorter but there are still comfortable days for dining outside, use light strings to create a beautiful and intimate outdoor dining experience. Create a dining room with boards and candles on the table,  or spend time outside around a fireplace.

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Painting and Other Projects

Autumn precedes winter, a time where your home often faces the full brunt of weather. Freshen up your home with a touch of paint. Autumn is a good time to re-stain or paint exposed wood to protect it throughout the year. This will also give your home a comfortable look. As you can see with the photo above, good design for autumns

Paint the home, use autumn produce to introduce colour, create intimate and beautiful outdoor experiences. What are your favorite autumn exterior decorating tips?

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Outdoor Design for Your Home, 4 Inspirational Photos

 

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